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June 25, 2018, 08:57:21 PM

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any ideas on this welcome
« on: June 25, 2018, 08:57:21 PM »
Evening all
Wonder if anyone has an idea why the panama roof panels have developed this patch on over the years, im unsure if its a glass top or some kind of special Acrylic or similer, Ive searched the web high and low but find nothing.  its also called a Lamella roof if that helps anyone. it concertinas backwards as it opens.
It crossed my mind,  the very clever chaps on here will know. They know everything   :)) and im sure they will help even though its a little A class Merc i got for the daughter,,  sadly no BMW is suitable at the moment for her driving level and age, i did try her on the X5 insurance.   went from £230 to £3300  :))
If you run a fingernail you can feel the difference,  have tried, 2000 wet and dry, Farecla G3 and a polisher. but all its done is make it smoother but the damage wont even fade a little.
If you look very close its like a line of laquer peeling off is the only way i can describe it.

Many thanks for any advice.


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June 25, 2018, 09:13:45 PM
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Re: any ideas on this welcome
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2018, 09:13:45 PM »
All that I can think of is that the glass was dipped in a tank to create the tinting rather than being done any other way, or possibly the outside has/had some form of IR coating to keep the heat transmission down?
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June 25, 2018, 11:44:31 PM
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2018, 11:44:31 PM »
After you’ve polished the hell out of it, could you apply a dark exterior tint film to cover the patchiness up, might hide it so it looks better
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June 25, 2018, 11:48:23 PM
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2018, 11:48:23 PM »
Never even thought it may have a tint coating on there,  seems a good idea and would solve the riddle as to what it is,  also the tint film is a top idea if it stills looks odd.

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